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8 injured in series of stabbings in Colorado Springs, suspect in custody

8 injured in series of stabbings in Colorado Springs, suspect in custody
Posted at 8:08 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 11:01:09-05

Eight people were taken to the hospital after being stabbed in and around downtown Colorado Springs early Monday morning, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

CSPD said the violence began in the area of 8th Street and Limit Street around 1:30 a.m. local time.

Officers said they found two victims in the 8th and Cimarron area. Those victims told police the suspect seemed delirious, and while officers searched for the suspect, they found more victims.

The additional stabbings were reported in the area of America the Beautiful Park and outside of Tony's at Tejon Street and Boulder Street.

Police said they learned the suspect was near Tony's and that he had stabbed more people. Officers said victims held the suspect until police arrived to arrest him.

The conditions of the victims have not been confirmed.

CSPD said the stabbings appear to be random, and they are continuing to investigate the incident.

This story was originally published by Chris Loveless on KOAA in Colorado Springs.